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Bude animal-free Covid-research fundraiser for Exeter Uni

Angie Burke of Animal Free Bude has set up a Just Giving page to support animal-free Covid research (a test to check how much active virus is present/ level of infectiousness). Can you help raise the remaining £879.14 needed to hit the £30k target? Can you arrange a coffee morning? […]

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Be ‘tick aware’ this summer

From Devon Council: With lots of us making the most of the warm weather and spending longer outside, it’s important to remember to be aware of ticks as there are plenty of them around at the moment. Ticks are small, spider like creatures that feed on the blood of animals, […]

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Something different – a rare albino squirrel

Here’s a cheering sight, at least I hope it is. Not sure if being an albino squirrel is a disadvantage but it is a rarity. Anyone else ever seen one? This was sent by Rose from Sussex who used to live in Bude. Many thanks to you, Rose, for sending […]

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Update on ‘dog poisoning’ questions

At the start of the month, we reported on concerns about dogs in Shop, Morwenstow, dying from ingesting poison. Here is the short article. The sad news is that so far, the Police and Cornwall Council have been unwilling to look further into the issue. Natalie Rowe wrote on the […]

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Dog dies after Padstow cliff fall

Padstow Coastguard has reported a dog over the cliff at Porthcothan round hole. Members of Padstow CRT walked around the coast to investigate and sadly the dog was found to the deceased. The dog was recovered to its family. As ever, the Coastguard says: Please take care whilst enjoying our […]

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Virtual sprint for seals at Cornish sanctuary

Around Bude, we are used to hearing about the Cornish Seal Sanctuary as each year a number of rescued seals are sent there to recover from a battering in the sea, but, the charity is struggling right now. It costs the charity £23,000 a month to feed, provide daily care, […]

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Unique Dash Camera Road Safety Project to be launched on Bodmin Moor

Bodmin Moor is to become the first part of the UK to run a unique community project to help improve road safety and reduce the number of livestock that are killed or injured on its roads each year. The Dash Camera Road Safety Project, part of the Bodmin Moor Rural […]

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Questions being asked as dogs die from poisoning

Sadly, two dogs have recently died at Shop, in Morwenstow. Of the two, one was confirmed to have ingested poison, but the second dog died before a blood test could be done,  though the symptoms were the same. The question in local minds is what the source of the poison […]

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Busy end to May for Bude Coastguard

Bude Coastguard Rescue Team were tasked to an incident in Crackington Haven at 16:54 yesterday afternoon, along with many other rescue services, including Bude Lifeboat. No other details are available. Earlier, they were called out to assist Boscastle Coastguard Team in an operation to rescue a dog who had gone over the edge […]

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Royal Cornwall Show 2020 cancelled

In light of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and recent updates from the UK Government, the 2020 Royal Cornwall Show that had been planned to take place later this year on the 10th,11th and 12th September has been cancelled on grounds of safety of exhibitors, traders, staff and the public. If you […]

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20 minutes – how quickly a dog can die in a hot car

A reminder, should you need it: In just 20 minutes, a dog could die in a hot car. Winding down a window is not enough. NEVER leave your dog in a warm car  Think twice about any car trips with your dog – avoid congested roads or busy times of […]

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Devon & Cornwall Police join Operation Owl

Devon & Cornwall Police is joining with other police forces across the country today, Friday 15 May, in a virtual ‘Operation Owl’ day of action to highlight birds of prey persecution, as numbers of reported incidents show no signs of slowing down. Launched in February 2018, Operation Owl is a […]

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Reports of UK roadkill down two-thirds – but will hedgehogs thrive after lockdown?

Stanislavskyi/Shutterstock Lauren Moore, Nottingham Trent University Roads are an unforgiving place for wildlife. The almost constant rush of cars, lorries, vans and buses means that animals brave enough to attempt a crossing risk a swift death. Collisions with vehicles kill millions of animals worldwide each year. In fact, it’s the […]

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Royal Cornwall Show cancelled

Announcement from The Royal Cornwall Show:   In light of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, and recent updates from the UK Government, it is with great disappointment that the Council of the Royal Cornwall Agricultural Association (RCAA) has announced the cancellation of the 2020 Royal Cornwall Show that had been planned […]

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Where’s all the dog mess coming from?

  Reader viewpoint: Thanks to a reader called Bill for this question. Being a dog owner and walking locally due to lockdown, I was wondering why there is so much dog mess around in Bude at the moment. Normally we’d blame the mass of holidaymakers around town but I’m not […]

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